Check what happened in the segment.
( ) The Chinese American woman introduced her fiance to her mother.
( ) She forgot to warn her fiance about a few important rules on Chinese manners.
( ) He had a second glass when everybody had had only just a little.
( ) He didn’t take a small spoon of the main dish.
( ) He bragged he was a fast learner.
( ) He criticized her mother’s cooking.
( ) He didn’t say it was the best dish he had ever tasted.
I. Rewrite the sentences using should to express regret:
She shouldn’t have forgotten to warn him a few important rules on Chinese manners.
II. Now, write two sentences saying should do after this unfortunate dinner.
• Choose a movie segment in which the characters do not act properly or regret their actions
• Prepare a checklist of the things he/she did or did not do
• Students work on the content of the segment
• Students write sentences expressing regret - should (not) have done.
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